§ MR. ARCHDALE (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General for Ireland whether he can state who it was appointed Mr. Hickson resident magistrate, and what were his qualifications for the appointment.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
Perhaps I may be permitted to reply to this question. Mr. Hickson was appointed, temporarily, as resident magistrate in September, 1888, and a year later he was placed on the permanent staff He is a barrister, and had served for twenty-one years as an officer of the constabulary prior to his appointment to the resident magistracy. The appointment was made by the Lord Lieutenant of the day, Lord Londonderry.
§ MR. ARCHDALE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this Gentleman recommended boycotting about ten days ago?
§ [No answer was returned.]